Oregon: Caregiving

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1 in 6 adults are caregivers

Caregiving Can Be
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LENGTHY
Half have provided care for at least two years

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INTENSE
A third have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

Caregivers definition
Who are caregivers?
Caregiver helping person use a walker.

54% are women
25% are 65 years old or older
37% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
26% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia

How Do Caregivers Help?
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80% manage household tasks

Caregiver giving assisting person with a bath.

Over 40% assist with personal care

Future Caregivers
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Nearly 1 in 7 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years